Annual Report of the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) from 1 January to 31 December 2021: Governorates of Al-Bayda, Marib and Sana’a – Yemen



The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) is an emergency response modality to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people, including children, displaced by persistent insecurity. RRM humanitarian aid is provided within 24 to 72 hours of displacement. To meet the immediate needs of displaced people, the UN has set up a Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to provide Yemenis with emergency relief kits.

UNFPA leads the operation of the tri-agency RRM project, namely UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP, to immediately distribute life-saving emergency supplies to newly displaced families, on the move, in hard-to-reach areas or stranded near the front lines, as well as the most vulnerable returnees. The RRM minimum support package includes the following:

(1) ready-to-eat foods provided by WFP; (2) basic family hygiene kits provided by UNICEF; and (3) a female dignity/transit kit provided by UNFPA. As shown in the following figure (1).

UNFPA’s RRM partner is Building Foundation for Development (BFD) which has a field presence and rapid response capacity, BFD was able to provide immediate assistance to this new displacement in the governorates of Marib, Al-Bayda, Dhamar and Sanaa through the activation of the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM). BFD responds in (16) districts of Sana’a Gov, (12) districts of Dhamar Gov, (18) districts of Al-Bayda Gov and (8) districts of Marib. As shown in figure (2). This report highlights BFD’s achievements in partnership with UNFPA in 2021, including reaching (10,238) new IDPs (58,178 people) by providing them with RRM assistance.

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